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Clinton, Iowa is a town of about 27,000 located on the Mississippi River in the easternmost portion of Iowa. Clinton is an ideal place for all things related to our Mid-Western culture. The city of Clinton and immediate surrounding area offers something for most everybody. Of course the Mississippi River, with all of her activities, is one of our biggest tourist draws. Our city has a beautiful levee for bicycling, jogging, walking or just enjoying the view. Eagle Point Park on the north end of the city offers a stunning view of the widest part of the river, almost five miles wide. For the bicycle enthusiasts, Clinton is about one third of the way along the Great River Trail, an extremely scenic 60 mile bicycle trail stretching from Savanna, Illinois in the north to Rock Island, Illinois in the south. Clinton has been the ending point for The Registers Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) on multiple occasions. Clinton also offers a challenging 18 hole, par 72 golf course for your relaxation or business entertainment meeting.

In addition to exploring the immediate local area, you can take easy day trips to popular area tourist destinations like Galena in Illinois, Dubuque and LeClaire in Iowa, and the Quad Cities. Clinton is less than an hour drive from all of these popular destinations.

For the antique shopper in us all, there are multiple shops in towns all around the area including the History Channel's American Pickers Antique Archaeology in LeClaire and Frank Fritz Finds in Savanna in addition to all the smaller shops the dot almost every city in the area.

For those with a little more of a wild side, the area roads are great for motorcycling and offer some awesome views of the Mississippi River Valley. Savanna, about 20 miles north is the unofficial motorcycle capitol of the area in the summer time. For those of us who enjoy the freedom of the open road on two wheels, a stop at Poopy's Pub n' Grub is a must. If you travel up to Savanna, a trip through the Mississippi Palisades State Park is obligatory; the river view from Lookout Point simply cannot be matched anywhere.

If eagle watching or wildlife photography is what excites you, our area is the perfect year-round destination. For the eagle enthusiasts, pack your ear muffs and come visit in January or February time frame. We have seen well over 100 eagles nesting at Lock and Dam 13 (less than 10 miles away) at one time. The spring and summer months offer a large variety of wildlife and nature scenes to enjoy and photograph. The fall offers stunning views with the trees changing color and migratory waterfowl transiting the area.

I could go on and on about the reasons to visit the local area, but please visit the links below to take a virtual tour and decide for yourself if you want to see it in person. Hope to see you soon.